Bla Fjell February 2023 newsletter

Bla Fjell Lodge’s February 2023 newsletter Thank you to our new Bla Fjell lodge editors, Joann Barfield, Karen Rice assisted by Scott Rice, for preparing this (their first) newsletter.  

Viking History- Selja

At the northwesternmost part of Sogn og Fjordane county lies Selje municipality, a quiet peninsula embracing a couple of small, rocky islands. One of those islands is Selja. At just one mile wide and with only five permanent residents (give … Read More

Our Heritage and Culture – Frozen

In 1989, a Norwegian citizen named Trygve Bauge brought the corpse of his recently deceased grandfather, Bredo Morstøl, to the United States.  The body was preserved on dry ice for the trip, and stored in liquid nitrogen at the Trans Time cryonics facility in San Leandro, California from 1990 … Read More

Our Heritage and Culture – A Tale of Two Frederiks

The Kingdom of Denmark-Norway had long remained neutral in the Napoleonic Wars. England, however, feared that Napoleon would attempt to conquer the Danish-Norwegian naval fleet. In a move to prevent this from happening, England attacked Copenhagen and abducted the naval … Read More

3rd District Charitable Giving

New Newsletter Contest Winner Announced Beginning now there will be a newsletter contest and all lodges will be eligible to win! Simply, insert the exact statement; “Lodge name– Supports a Dementia Friendly Society” as a permanent part of your lodge … Read More

District 3 Secretary’s Letter – Jan/Feb 2023

Godt Nytt År   Dear Lodge Secretaries, Below is information for your 2023 work as secretaries. Make sure that you have completed the D-63 Officer Update Form even if your lodge did not have an election, and that you order directories … Read More

“ON THE ROAD” In The 3rd District

Breukelen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbrøːkələ(n)] is a town and former municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It is situated to the north west of Utrecht, along the river Vecht and close to the lakes of the Loosdrechtse Plassen, an area of natural and tourist interest. It … Read More

From Falmouth to Lauderdale – District 3 Happenings

Bondelandet 3-612 Presentation of the 2020 International Small Lodge of the year.  In attendance: District 3 Secretary Karen Olsen-Helmold District 3 President Steve Helmold Bondelandet Lodge President Jeannie Addison International Treasurer  Mary B. Andersen         Restauration 3-555 … Read More

New World Service Day – 2022

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” Helen Keller. Thanks to … Read More

Bla Fjell December 2022 newsletter

We mourn the loss of Arne Olsen who passed away in November 18, 2022.  He was a charter member, longtime Finance Director, and Former President of Bla Fjell lodge. At the November meeting, we elected our new Board for 2023-2024 … Read More

Bla Fjell November 2022 newsletter

  November meeting is held a week early due to Thanksgiving weekend…meeting Nov. 19. At this meeting, we will vote on the candidates for officers 2023-2024.   To be installed January or February 2023.

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